Sooo Close! Who Was One Point Short Of Perfection On DWTS?

By Radar Staff

One of the remaining five contestants scored 59 of 60 possible points from the judges on Monday’s edition of Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars, and we’ve got a recap of the evening for you right here on

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The week’s twist saw the remaining competitors take the floor for two dances: one a combination of two diverse styles, the other a selection off Michael Jackson‘s iconic Bad album, in commemoration of the record’s 25th anniversary.

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Olympian Shawn Johnson was in all of her gold medal glory Monday, getting a perfect score for her routine combining the theme from Knight Rider and the Bhangra style, a Indian dance traditionally used for weddings and parties.

“I would rather have mustard on ice cream as a combination of things, because those two do not go together,” Johnson’s pro dancer Derek Hough — who returned to the dance floor after suffering a neck injury — said of the unorthodox combo.

Shawn, 20, used her world class agility to spruce things up, culminating in an impressive handstand on Derek’s leg to put the pair over the top.

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Judge Carrie Ann Inaba hailed the two for completing a “really challenging routine,” observing that for the first time this season, “Shawn is out of breath.”

Bruno Tonioli raved about the “Banghra style” performance, while Len Goodman called it “fantastic.”

In their second go-round, a tribute to the King of Pop, the pair racked up 29 of 30 possible points for their Argentine Tango set to Bad, with Carrie Ann accounting for the lone missing point.

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“Every line was perfect, but dance is sometimes more than just movement,” Carrie Ann explained, “and I thought that you lacked the real passion of the Argentine tango.”

For the evening, the full totals were: Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough (59); Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani (57.5); Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff (57); Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy (54); and Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke (54).

Paula Abdul and The Wanted will take the stage, and two of the five remaining contestants are headed home when Dancing with the Stars returns to ABC Tuesday at 8/7c.



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